Transam 2017

Day 3 St Helens to Ainsworth State Park campgrounds

St Helens to Ainsworth State Park campground - 106 km - 10 hr 45 min - Greatest day yet on the ride. First 50 km were an easy ride to REI in Portland where I spent far too much money (you know, a normal visit to a camping outfitter). Then I worked my way across town to connect with the old Hiway 30 which then climbed through trees along the river and across farmlands up to 265 m altitude. Then the downhill happened!

2-3 June Bay Center to Ft Stevens Park

Rode from Bay Center to Stevens Park on 2 June. Rainy day, tough pull up and over the bridge into Oregon. Wasn't about to show weakness with Kory, 20 something, behind me. Pride of an old man. Reunion with Eddie the Fisherman who I met last year on my first attempt at the Transamerica Trail. Spent 3 June fishing with Eddie. The lake was freshly stocked with trout so it wasn't a big challenge, but it was fishing never the less. We had a great catch and Eddie once again demonstrated his culinary skills over an open fire. Wonderful company, great food, life doesn't get much better than this.

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